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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jul 30, 2010 6:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob as Robinson ClueSo

Dude, trust me when I say this: that video is an absolute abomination compared to what the band is capable of. I'm a pretty unbiased music listener, even when I'm actually at the concert, but what they did on 7/10 was extremely fresh and exciting. This is obviously lame, don't be too down on Furthur as a band just because of this atrocious mess.

However, as I said, I don't think Weir was dosed or smashed, that's pretty ludicrous. The main problem here is just low energy, and as a musician I know that will kill your momentum - enough to destroy your ability to think and remember what it is you're playing, and where you are in the music. The guy may be having issues, but I don't think there was anything seriously wrong with him in the moment (perhaps these things had an indirect influence on his performance, but it's not like he was stumbling around drunk).

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 30, 2010 9:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob as Robinson ClueSo

"that video is an absolute abomination compared to what the band is capable of. I'm a pretty unbiased music listener, even when I'm actually at the concert, but what they did on 7/10 was extremely fresh and exciting. "

Yes (well, I saw 7/11 not 7/10 but can say the same).

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 30, 2010 7:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob as Robinson ClueSo

Then like Ring, you are much better able to judge than me; thanks for the feedback...it is hard to tease apart (as evidenced in all the different takes above), and though I accept he may be abusing stuff, putting it all together, I am inclined to agree with you that you can't be absolutely certain of what applies in this one show (took me a minute to realize both songs I watched were the same show the camera work was so poor)...and given enough people have voiced as you have that they have seen him on "good nights" lately, this one can just be dismissed as on off night til more evidence comes to light.